Fertilizer Management in a Drought: Experts Sound the Alarm
The soil retains more nitrogen during a drought, leading to several management challenges. Learn why farmers are being encouraged to test soil before making fall fertilizer application decisions.
New App Helps Farmers Find Cover Crop Services Quickly
September is the start of cover cropping season in Iowa, and a new app from Practical Farmers of Iowa helps connect farmers with services.
Couple Merges Passion for Crops, Conservation and Cattle
Boone County’s Bret and Liz Pierce have merged their passion for crops and cattle and together work to improve soil health while protecting water quality.
Northern Iowa Farmer Adds 4R Plus Practices to Diversify Crop Rotation
The soil health movement spurred Floyd County farmer Wayne Koehler’s interest to add 4R Plus practices. He has diversified his crop rotation and minimized expenses.
Eagerness to Learn Led to Changes in Nutrient Management
Linn County farmer Jason Russell’s eagerness to learn led to improvements in how he manages manure from his hog operation as a crop input.
Farmers See the Plus Side of Adding 4R Plus Practices
Farmers across Iowa see the Plus Side of weatherproofing farms, protecting their valuable soil, improving water quality and preserving productivity for future generations.
The Economics of Building Soil Health
A multitude of factors influence success in building healthy soil and economic gains. Dustin Brucker of the Soil Health Partnership shares findings from a collaborative project.
Multi-cropping Leads to Increase in Profits and Sustainability
Ross Evelsizer, natural resources project director with Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development, conducted multi-cropping field trials to determine their impact on profits and farm sustainability.